Plane passenger jailed after being duct taped to seat for ‘groping breasts’

A furious passenger who had to be strapped down in his seat after he "touched two flight attendants' breasts" has been sentenced to jail.

Max Berry, 23, went viral after he groped airline staff before he punched another worker during a booze-fuelled flight.

In the dramatic video, he could be heard yelling that his parents were worth two million dollars before he was duct-taped to a seat of a Frontier Airlines flight in August last year.

Yesterday (Tuesday, May 3), Berry was sentenced to 60 days in jail followed by a year of supervised release after pleading guilty to three counts of assault within the maritime and territorial jurisdiction.

At the time of the incident, he had been drinking on the flight from Philadelphia to Miami when he spilt his drink on himself and a flight attendant.

Berry then went to the bathroom to clean himself up and returned to the aisle without his shirt.

It was then reported that he groped the flight attendants as they tried to help him before a brawl erupted on the plane which led to him being restrained.

The moment quickly circulated online, with the incident gathering more than 13 million views, reports ABC.

According to court documents, Berry's attorney said: "Max Berry is a good man who committed a bad act, that was not planned, it was committed in an unsophisticated manner, and it is an aberration."

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It has been reported that he apologised and took full responsibility for his actions in court, reports WPLG.

But the flight attendants were not impressed with his sentence as the judge stressed to Berry that there was "no delete button" for what he had done.

Court documents revealed several character witness's statements which described his work ethic, volunteering efforts and his good grades.

The court also heard that Berry has since received treatment for substance abuse and has undergone therapy for his depression and anxiety.

His attorney said: "Due to the tremendous media attention that this case garnered, Max's efforts to find a job utilizing his recently obtained college degree in finance economics were futile, as he was constantly being denied positions that he was applying for in the finance world and elsewhere without an explanation."

It has been reported that he has until August 2 to turn himself in.

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